Margie’s Pot Shop at 405 E. Steuben Street in Bingen is one of the first retail marijuana businesses to receive a license to legally sell cannabis, according to a list compiled by the Washington State Liquor Control Board on Monday.

Klickitat County Fire District No. 3 Incidents for Oct. 6-12, 2013 Oct.6

Columbia Gorge Community College and OSHA offers a Pesticide Recerti-fication/Worker Protection Standard course on Nov. 5 at the Hood River Indian Creek Campus, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Soroptimist International of Mt Adams (SIMA), a service club located in White Salmon, has received a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation in support of SIMA’s project “Coats For Kids In The Gorge.” This is the second year Walmart selected “Coats For Kids” to help SIMA meet the needs of the community it serves. The new manager, Erik Smith, followed former manager Robin Morse by selecting SIMA for this grant.

This week’s beautiful weather helps make rainy September fade into our memories. Doug Daniels, who measured and recorded rainfall for the National Weather Service for over 40 years reported a few interesting facts about our rainy September, 2013.

WEST DISTRICT COURT Monday — Friday Court — Tues. & Wed. Judge Robert D. Weisfield

The White Salmon Arts Council is offering to pay $200 for the winning poster art for the upcoming “I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon” event to be held Dec. 7, the first Saturday in December.

White Salmon schools will be the beneficiaries of another successful Grape Escape event, the 7th annual fundraiser for the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF).

Les Haarstad, a man of many hats; (pastor, firefighter, fire commissioner, plumber, former first responder…and those are just the ones I’ve been told) has decided it’s time to step down from his position of fire commissioner.

Just like last month, get the paper, read the column and immediately rush out to attend the Senior Dinner which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, the day the paper arrives.

News from Jennifer Machado, the Lyle School District coordinator, (to Sara Sanderson): This year the Lyle School district has a couple of really cool things going on. It has initiated a calling system that will allow school representatives to call everyone that would like to be notified of events that may be happening at the schools (i.e. fundraising dinners, open houses, etc). If any community members would like to be added to the call list, they can either call the school or email their contact information to jennifer.machado@lyleschools.org. Also, they have launched a newly redesigned website at www.lyleschools.org .

From the first of October until Nov. 11, the Hood River farm is host to a unique world of characters crafted by the Rasmussen staff with creativity and humor from pumpkins, vegetables, squash, gourds and other items from the farm and greenhouse.

Google announced its $600 million expansion plans for its data center in The Dalles last Thursday. The expansion brings Google’s total investment in The Dalles to $1.2 billion since 2005.

All children need heroes to look up to, but kids who have been abused or neglected need superheroes.

The Federal Government will be closed as current funding expired on Sept. 30. Due to this event, the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex will be closed to the public. This includes: Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Glenwood; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, Othello; Cold Spring National Wildlife Refuge, Hermiston, Ore.; McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Pendleton, Ore.; McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Burbank; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge, Toppenish; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, Irrigon, Ore.; and Hanford Reach National Monument, Richland.

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

With the wetter weather, and fall like temperatures the 2013-2014 season has officially begun for the Trout Lake Quilters.

Families with children ages birth-five years are invited to “Learn & Play” on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School.

Lyle Fire Department meeting, 8 p.m., Lyle fire hall.

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